Swaziland's Flora Database:
Schotia capitata Bolle
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Schotia capitata - Shrub or small tree; flowers and leaves at same time. Hairless. Leaves with slightly widened axis and up to five pairs of broadly oval leaflets c 2 cm long x I ,5 cm wide, tip blunt, sometimes notched. Flowers crimson in dense rounded terminal clusters up to 8 cm diam. Calyx up to 1,5 cm long. Petals stalked, protruding from calyx. Stamens and ovary far-protruding. Fruits woody, somewhat flattened, oblique, c 8 cm long x 3 cm wide, margin left behind after opening; seeds usually 2—3, very hard, flat, c 1,5 cm diam, half enclosed in fleshy cup.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.
Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)